March 10, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

On Saturday, March 21, 2015, starting at 10:00am CDT, the Globus service will undergo a significant upgrade. We will be making changes to the underlying services used for managing user identities and groups. While we are deploying these changes into our production environment, the Globus service will not be available. We expect that the upgrade will be completed within 4 hours, and the service should be fully operational by approximately 2pm CDT.

February 5, 2015 |

In this video interview, author Charles Severance talks with Ian Foster about how the Globus project helps move large amounts of data efficiently and safely, allowing scientists to focus on their research and not on IT problems.

January 28, 2015 | Vas Vasiliadis

We are aware of the announced vulnerability described in CVE-2015-0235 (GHOST). We have investigated the issue and will continue to monitor our systems. Our assessment and mitigating actions are described in our support forum, and we will update this forum post with more detail as necessary. Our risk assessment and recommended actions are summarized below.

January 16, 2015 | Ruth Aydt

We continue to extend the file operations supported by the Globus web interface. The Transfer Files page of the Globus web interface now lets you rename files and folders. This capability was previously available via the command line interface and was just added to the Globus web interface.

January 14, 2015 | isgtw

The Blue Waters team at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications announced that a new prototype Data Sharing Service (DSS) is now available for Blue Waters users to share data sets with their research community or the broader public. There are two classes of sharing based on the needs of the partners and data: active data sharing for projects with current allocations on Blue Waters, and community sharing for data produced by prior projects. Users from each group can share data using Globus sharing capabilities or a web service interface.

December 5, 2014 | Vas Vasiliadis

On Monday, December 8, 2014 we'll be updating the Globus file transfer service. As part of this update we're adding another IP address to the service that executes file transfer requests. The majority of our users will see no difference, and any active file transfers will continue without interruption. However, if you have endpoints behind a firewall with tight inbound rules explicitly identifying Globus machines, you will need to update these rules to allow the new IP addresses, otherwise file transfer requests to/from endpoints behind that firewall will fail.

December 3, 2014 | For Immediate Release

Argonne, Illinois. – December 3, 2014 – A team of researchers from Argonne National Laboratory and DataDirect Networks (DDN) moved 65 terabytes of data in under just 100 minutes at a recent supercomputing conference. Typically, two days are needed to move this volume of data between sites with a 10 Gbps connection.

December 2, 2014 | Compute Canada

Compute Canada, Canada's advanced research computing resource, today announced the launch of the Compute Canada Globus Portal, a high-performance file-transfer service designed for Canadian researchers. The announcement was made as part of a Parliament Hill event highlighting the importance of advanced research computing and celebrating the successes of Canadian researchers.

November 11, 2014 | Vas Vasiliadis

Our first implementation for transferring files to/from Amazon S3 endpoints (buckets) was a good proof of concept but performance was, at best, average. In our latest release, we’ve upped the stakes significantly and used multiple techniques to improve performance: (1) using parallel TCP file streams, (2) quickly retrying on transient faults, and (3) using multipart-upload only for files greater than 100MB.

October 29, 2014 | EvoLLLution

Using SaaS is commonplace in industry but only just starting to make inroads in higher education. This article describes the benefits of using SaaS in other areas on campus, in particular to manage the growing volumes of research data. Beyond time and cost arguments, SaaS can deliver advanced capabilities to many researchers that their campus IT would not otherwise be able to provide, thereby "democratizing" access.